By Mike Campbell
Anchorage, Alaska (AP)

For years, Kodiak Island’s 25-mile-long Karluk River offered some of the finest king salmon fishing in North America.

Just ask Les Robbins.

“There ain’t nothing like the Karluk,” said the 60-year-old Long Beach, Calif., angler who fished the river six consecutive years before fishing was restricted last year. “You could catch as many fish as you wanted. You could easily hook into 20, 25, 30 kings a day, and I’d hook into kings that would take 40 minutes to land.